“Chris and Greg’s generosity is a daring guess on Bentley — one specific that I do know may have a powerful ROI for the faculty, our communities and the higher wellness remedy enterprise enterprise panorama,” states Chrite. “With this outstanding monetary dedication, Bentley has the backing to additional the Nicely being TLN’s extraordinary perform, to construct a strong and scalable system that can be a drive for innovation and results with famend total well being remedy organizations in Boston, and previous.”
Rising up within the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the Smiths knew snow. However whereas different younger youngsters raced to sled following a storm, Chris and Greg grabbed their shovels and strike every particular person driveway on the block. Entrepreneurship, and drive, are of their DNA.
“Try to fail. Check out and fall quick. Take a look at and fall quick,” suggests Greg. “Nice methods by no means consistently perform, however with my Bentley diploma as this foundation, I had these constructing blocks to keep up making an attempt until I used to be thriving.”
Chris agrees and claims his sons, Chase ’19, MBA ’20 and Trevor ’24 didn’t arrive to Bentley simply due to Father. “It was as a result of reality we realized how effectively this school labored for me, and they’d have that very same basis to begin their life.”
Offering again once more and producing a generational legacy signifies that considerably way more, suggests Greg. “That is our means of constructing a transformative reward that we may very well be a side of, to assist Bentley, our enterprise and any one who is fighting the concerns of the well being and health remedy program.”
Compassion is a pure underpinning of their companies and so they have been focused on serving communities for in extra of 25 a very long time. Chris established and served as CEO of a number of non-public fairness severe property companies, he co-started Maplewood Healthcare, and owned and operated further than 10 resorts. Maplewood Well being care has superior right into a total well being remedy real property platform and skilled a determine remodel to Part General well being in 2020. Greg moved from finance to precise property, and a sure residence he obtained in 2004 ignited a enthusiasm that will happen to serve a large number of relations, together with his private. He’s the president and CEO of the Maplewood and Inspı¯r senior residing makes.
As profitable alumni, Chris suggests, they’ve a social accountability to make a variance, irrespective of the sum of money. “What we’re finishing up is not only a financial reward. It’s a dedication of our time and belongings to help go this technique across the purpose line, to be a ingredient of the material of the college. To stage again, look on the subsequent era and imagine: How do I make an impact?
“It’s going to be pleasant, and a considerable amount of do the job.”